Category Archive ‘Pilates’

What’s a Diastasis?

During a prenatal yoga class last week, another yogi asked a question that alarms all pregnant women- she said she had been in a Pilates class, and the instructor told her (from looking at her from across the room) that her abs had split and she needed to be careful …


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Welcome to our New Home

David and the Simply Balanced Pilates team are proud to introduce you to your new Pilates studio on 8th Avenue on Cannery Row. We are pleased as punch at the way things have turned out, and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts as well! It’s a fabulous space, ready …


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Frequently Asked Question: Will Pilates Help Me Lose Weight?

“Will Pilates help me lose weight?” is a question we frequently hear from those new to the practice. It’s a great question, and definitely a critical point to consider as you start any new exercise routine. Pilates is an exercise discipline that focuses on strength training, muscular stability and flexibility. …


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Three Exercises to Start your Day off Right

Ever feel like you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, dragging through your day? Do you sometimes wake up feeling achy and stiff, and depend on coffee and a hot shower to get going? If so, you aren’t alone. Most of us aren’t morning people, and it …


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Posture & Relief Tips for Preggos

Pregnancy is such a blessing—the gift of new life and miracle of childbirth. And then there are the other “blessings” that accompany pregnancy: heartburn, constipation, tiredness, AND the miracle of childbirth. Most women would agree that one of the longest lasting pregnancy issues is aches and pains, especially back pain. …


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Love Pilates? Become a Pilates Instructor.

The first two classes of the year have passed, but it’s never too late to join the Balanced Body Teacher in Training workshops at Simply Balanced. Our next workshop is Mat 2 on March 14th.  If you pride yourself on the perfect roll down, show your friends the “Rolling like …


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Get Moving: Teaser and Leg Pull Down Prep

Even though January will be coming to a close in a few short weeks, it’s never too late to start Pilates at home. Starting now, we can live and breathe a healthy lifestyle that will benefit the way we look and feel in the coming months. Practicing a balanced lifestyle …


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New Year & New Class Names

Based on client feedback, we recently gave all of our equipment classes new names. All of these classes are still your traditional equipment classes—meaning you’ll be on the reformer, the chair, even the foam rollers. If you’re a current client, you can know that, nothing has changed except for the …


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Finding Your Perfect Balance

Are you working on your Pilates body? Looking to kick-start your fitness routine for the upcoming new year? One of our core values here at the studio is finding balance. While it’s important to be both emotionally and physically balanced, today we’ll look at some great exercises you can do …


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A Strong Back is a Strong Core

Ever wondered one of the hidden secrets to getting a stronger core? Here are look at two exercises that will strengthen your core by strengthening the posterior part of your body, giving you a rock solid back! By simply using your body’s own resistance, these two exercises can be done …


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